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  1. Hello Somnath,

    Who is Regulating … the Regulators?

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA] is finally plugging a loophole that has allowed many of its 6,200 arbitrators to serve on its panels without first checking their credentials.

    FINRA Cracks Down On Arbitrator Credentials
    http://www.fa-mag.com/fa-news/5210-finra-cracks-down-on-arbitrator-credentials.html

    But is this real regulation, or just faux policy on the books to appear vigilant?

    Fraternally,
    Dave
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  2. I agree with you Dave. Problems that we are encountering or will encounter in the future may very well be due to the regulators not understanding the issues and being able to arbitrarily modify and change regulations (bailouts, stimulus et. al.) without any oversight or transparency and accountability.

    In a sense regulators add to our tax burden – they eat away many of the cents we pay as tax dollars.

    Somnath

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  3. Somnath,

    Well said. And, according to Robert Reich [former US Secretary of Labor 1992-97] financial regulation went from tough new capital requirements, sharp constraints on derivate trading, a consumer protection agency, and a resurrection of the Glass-Steagall Act – all popular with a Democratic political base — to some limits on derivatives, with a consumer protection agency inside the Treasury Department, and a diluted rearrangement of oversight boxes … that is now looking like even less so … pity.

    Dave

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  4. Inflation is the silent killer of wealth. It does not have the “bark” of a full-blown financial crisis, but it certainly has the “bite.” Just imagine if the inflation rate is 5% over the next 10 years; within a decade you would lose nearly 50% of your wealth if you didn’t do anything about it.

    So, here is a link by Mike Zhuang, on how to protect your portfolio against inflation?

    http://investment-fiduciary.com/2010/03/11/how-to-protect-your-portfolio-against-inflation/

    Barry

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